22 days in Tennessee Itinerary

22 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Jackson
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Ocoee
— 2 nights
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Maryville
— 2 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
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Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Get some historical perspective at Sun Studio and Beale Street. You'll explore and learn at Graceland and Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, take an in-depth tour of Mud Island, see the interesting displays at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks.

Plan my day in Memphis using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Edinburgh, UK to Memphis is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Memphis. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in September: high temperatures in Memphis hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

3
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Jackson

Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Get some historical perspective at Shiloh National Military Park and Casey Jones Village. Take a break from the city and head to Pinson Mounds State Park and Casey Jones Mini Golf. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson: Grand Junction (Ames Plantation & National Bird Dog Museum) and Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School (in Brownsville). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Samuel T Bryant Distillery and see the interesting displays at Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jackson road trip tool.

You can drive from Memphis to Jackson in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Memphis in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jackson, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Carnton. Let the collections at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and RCA Studio B capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nashville: Franklin (Franklin Glassblowing Studio, McLemore House, &more) and Bowie Nature Park (in Fairview). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, learn about all things military at Military Branch of Tennessee State Museum, contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, and take in the history at Lotz House Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Nashville vacation site.

Getting from Jackson to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

2
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Ocoee

Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): let the river carry you with Adventures Unlimited and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Charles Hall Museum, learn about winemaking at Savannah Oaks Winery, and then relax and float downstream with Ocoee Outdoors, Inc..

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Ocoee trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Ocoee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Ocoee is 1 hour. In September in Ocoee, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Maryville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Adventure · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Maryville

Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Abrams Falls Trail, then take a memorable drive along Rich Mountain Road, and then identify plant and animal life at Cades Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Maryville Farmers Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Citico Wildlife Wilderness, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Maryville online trip maker.

You can drive from Ocoee to Maryville in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Maryville are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

6
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Gatlinburg

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Get in touch with nature at Mount LeConte and Roaring Fork. Visit Walker Sisters' Cabin and Noah Bud Ogle Cabin for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, stroll through Jump Off Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Quiet Walkways.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gatlinburg tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Maryville to Gatlinburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Tennessee travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.